One of the things you’d expect to get the five-star treatment on Android, alongside Google Maps and what have you, is Google’s own Gmail app.
A video of Gmail for Android version 4.2 has appeared on t’internet, and it reveals a couple of neat new features.
Said video was posted by the Police of Android (er, Android Police), and shows a man playing with Android Gmail 4.2 in the dark, using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
It’s a pretty short video (46 seconds), but reveals two new features, namely a swipe-to-dismiss type thing, and pinch-to-zoom.
With the former, you can swipe to instantly delete or archive emails – the choice is yours. There’s a neat Undo button, just to be on the safe side. Good idea. You can imagine how annoying it’d be accidentally deleting or archiving. Indeed, if you prefer, you can set swiping to “No Effect”.
The second feature, pinch-to-zoom, allows users to, er, zoom, via, uhm, pinching. Does what it says on the tin. Incidentally, it’s one of the most asked-for features on Android Gmail, with 1,600+ stars on the Android issue tracker thingy.
Good stuff. There's no indication as to when Android Gmail 4.2 might be released, but we're hoping soonish.